That's exactly how I feel...............I adore this show!I have been wanting and looking for a show like this for years. I saw a promo for it at hulu and thought "If I watch that I will be hooked instantly". So I had to put it off to get a few things done at the time.
I just started watching it about 2 weeks ago, and sure enough it hooked me from the first scene. It's classic good verses evil and I love that, even if some people say its formulaic, frankly everything now a days is formulaic and that is okay as long as it is done right.
And this how is more than done right. I love the magic, that is what really hooked me. They actually use magic and tons of it. I love that. I really like Zed as a classic mentor and magic user. I love kahlan as she seems to be the most intriguing character to date and has a really rich character base. Richard is just a classic unsuspecting hero, and frankly there is nothing more appealing to me in story telling than that. I don't need my heroes to die in some "Jesus" like "save the world with my death" plot. No offense meant there I was just making an analogy.
I like my heroes to live and have argued with a few naysayers that that is the reason that stories like LOTS are so popular. And this series' heroes are second to none. This story has everything a Fantasy junkie could ever want.
I hope it lasts another 20 years.